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October 2018 Archives

Texas jury acquits shop owners of drug trafficking over 'spice'

Did the owners of a chain of stores in Texas intentionally research the ever-evolving list of synthetic drugs that were illegal under federal law in order to avoid prosecution? Or, were they desperately trying to avoid breaking the law?

I was found not guilty. Do I need to petition for an expunction?

Perhaps an officer arrested you due to your physical similarities to an unidentified drug offender. The charges held sufficient evidence against you, but you know the scenario involved you being in the wrong place at the wrong time. After a lengthy court process, another officer caught the true culprit, and the court subsequently acquitted you for committing the crime.

Know how to assert your rights during a traffic stop

A lot of times, a police investigation starts with nothing more than a simple traffic stop and a few innocent-sounding questions. The next thing a suspect knows, he or she is being hauled away on charges of drug possession or something worse after the officer finds a little marijuana or a few prescription pills in the suspect's car.

Can you get a DWI from using legal prescription or over-the-counter drugs?

Yes, you can. In Texas as in other states, the law prohibits operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by alcohol, drugs or a combination of substances. What many people don't realize is that you could be found guilty of DWI for driving under the influence of a legal drug that impairs your ability.